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Russia's Lavrov calls for talks to ease Qatar stand-off

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The combined message was that Qatar should end its links to extremist groups while also urging all parties to work toward a solution. Turkey and Qatar have both provided support for the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and backed rebels fighting to overthrow Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Read More »

Turkey agrees to deploy troops to Qatar

Treasury rules, according to a Foreign Agents Registration Act, or FARA, filing on Friday with the Justice Department. Speaking from the White House Rose Garden, Trump said Qatar "has historically been a funder of terrorism at a very high level". Read More »

Durant's big shot heroics show his crowning moment has come

Both players were surrounded by teammates as they exchanged words. In the video, LeBron says Gilbert "completely bashed me and disrespected not only me as an individual but disrespected my name. I don't care. I mean, I think it's great . Carter began the Brady discussion by citing the quarterback's Super Bowl LI performance and praising his "consistency" over so many years, calling it, "The greatest thing I've seen in sports". Read More »

Bahrain bans social media sympathy for Qatar in diplomatic row

Saudi Arabia and the UAE listed scores of organizations in a 2014 spat with Qatar. Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani spoke as would-be mediators ranging from US President Donald Trump to Kuwait's ruling emir struggled to ease a crisis that Qataris say has led to a blockade of their nation. Read More »

British Prime Minister Theresa May to form a minority government

European Union leaders expressed fear that Theresa's shock loss of her majority would delay the Brexit talks, due to begin on June 19, and so raise the risk of negotiations failing. No party was able to win more than 326 seats, which is needed to form a majority in Commons, in the election. As reported in the Guardian , the DUP are against same-sex marriage , they are anti-abortion, and they are climate change deniers . Read More »

Trump speech makes no mention of Comey testimony

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The issue has been in the spotlight since Mr Comey testified before a Senate committee earlier this week and urged Mr Trump to release any tapes he had of the several conversations he and the President had before he was sacked last month. Read More »

United Nations chief calls for direct talks to resolve ME dispute

He lamented Israel's " occupation has imposed a heavy humanitarian and development burden on the Palestinian people" and its "perpetuation" makes Palestinian aspiration of statehood to remain a "dream" while Israel's "desire for peace, security and regional recognition remains unattainable". Read More »

Former MP Gavin Barwell appointed as new Downing St chief of staff

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Theresa May's former aides Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill both resigned today after shouldering the blame for the PM's disastrous election gamble. Timothy, who was special adviser to Theresa May when she was Secretary of State at the Home Office and also worked on her election campaign, was appointed Joint Chief of Staff a year ago in July. Read More »

May to forge 'government of certainty' with DUP backing

Earlier, Mrs May announced that she meant to carry on in No 10 at the head of a minority government with the support of the Democratic Unionists (DUP) after falling eight seats short of an overall majority . Her soul was AWOL already but this particular deal with Norn Ireland Hillbillies the DUP surely condemns that soul if it ever should turn up. Brexit Minister David Jones said he supported Mrs May but it was "impossible to say" if she would still be Prime Minister in six ... Read More »

Turkey's Erdogan says isolating Qatar will not solve crisis

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Both bills were drawn up before the spat erupted. Drawing parallels between the foreign policies of Doha and Ankara , some Turkish columnists fear Turkey will in turn be targeted by reprisals from Saudi Arabia and its allies. The leader of the Pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) block at the Parliament Filiz Kerestecioglu questioned the government's financial dealings with Qatar. Read More »

Kimi: Don't make a big story out of practice

Lewis Hamilton looked like a child in a sweet shop after he was presented with a race worn helmet from the family of his idol, Ayrton Senna , after he matched one of the former Champion's career records. Team boss Toto Wolff remains his urbane self, but there was steel in his eyes when he said, "I don't like losing". "It's all about tomorrow". " Montreal been good to me over the years and it's been a battle with Ferrari - they've been quick all year", Hamilton said. Read More »

Polls debacle leaves United Kingdom govt in minority

If the Conservatives can count on the 10 seats won in Northern Ireland by the Democratic Unionist Party , they would have a fragile majority. In fact, the party's vote share shot to 42 per cent, up five points from 2015. "We are willing to serve the country", said John McDonnell, a senior Labour politician. But because Corbyn will not be prime minister, a fundamental rethink of Brexit is unfortunately unlikely. Read More »

Korea boasts of new missile

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He said South Korea would discuss ways to strengthen the joint defence against North Korea's weapons programs during a summit between new South Korean President Moon Jae-in and U.S. North Korea is well within its rights to test a cruise missile in worldwide waters. Photos taken from what state new agencies claimed was the test launch showed Kim Jong-un wearing a white shirt and grinning while surrounded by lackeys. Read More »

John McCain Confused During Comey Testimony

Mr Comey said: "I think that's fair". Comey announced last summer that the Federal Bureau of Investigation had closed its probe into her email server use without recommending charges against the former secretary of State. During that dinner, according to notes jotted down afterward by Comey , Trump tells him, "I need loyalty, I expect loyalty". After that, he's had quite the year: drawing fire from all sides, and eventually getting fired by President Donald Trump last month in the ... Read More »

UK Election 2017: May fall short of majority in June

Even though her party won the most seats - 318 out of 650, with one constituency yet to declare - it lost ground and will not be able to govern alone. If it weren't for the Scottish National Party's decline in popularity, which produced 13 new Conservative MPs in Scotland, the election would have been a rout for Conservative Prime Minister Theresa May , and we would likely see Corbyn moving into the prime minister's spot today. Read More »

London Bridge attacker was known to police and Mi5

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Pakistani-born Khuram Shazad Butt was on the radar of the police and MI5 and had apparently been investigated in 2015. The 29-year-old man was detained in Newham, east London - the 18th person to be arrest in the inquiry. The Metropolitan Police said the body was found Tuesday downstream from the bridge. Witness accounts suggest Thomas might have been thrown into the river, police said . Read More »

UK PM seeks to form minority government, to meet Queen

With one result still to come , the Tories have 318 seats - 12 down on their position before the election, and eight short of the number required for a majority . They will be seeking a much softer Brexit , as Northern Ireland voted to remain in the European Union and will be pushing for a soft border between the six counties and the Republic of Ireland . Read More »

Qatar blasts 'baseless' Saudi, allies terrorism list

The Sudanese cabinet stressed its support to the ongoing efforts to settle the current crisis between Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates (UAW) and Bahrain against Qatar , expressing keenness to achieve sustainable safety and stability in the Gulf region, Qatar News Agency (QNA) reported. Read More »

Fadnavis promises 'biggest' farm loan waiver in history

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A minister said that it was an attempt by Fadnavis to "deflect" the focus of farmers agitation from himself to Patil, whose name recently cropped up as a possible successor to the CM in case of a change of leadership in the state. Farmers also protested the Central government's ban on the sale of animals for slaughter. Farmers in several districts of the state went on indefinite strike on June 1, demanding a loan waiver. Read More »

British police arrest 27-year-old man in London Bridge attack probe

At least two of the men were known to British intelligence and law enforcement officials, raising questions about whether anything could have been done to stop the attack, which began Saturday when the men drove a rented van into a crowd and then leaped out to stab people who crossed their paths. Read More »

Comey Testimony Raises More Questions About Attorney General Sessions

CARRIE JOHNSON, BYLINE: Robert Mueller's looking into Russian interference in last year's presidential election and whether anyone in the Trump campaign acted as a middleman or more . A Justice spokeswoman declined to comment to ABC on whether Sessions had offered or threatened to resign. Media reports that Sessions recently offered to resign surfaced earlier this week. Read More »

UNSG condemns Tehran twin attacks

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Trump said that "states that sponsor terrorism risk falling victim to the evil they promote" after masked gunmen and suicide bombers killed 13 people and wounded more than 40. The Islamic State group claimed the attacks. The attack Wednesday as lawmakers held a session in parliament and at the shrine of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini shocked Iranians who so far had avoided the chaos that has followed the Islamic State group's rise in Syria and Iraq. Read More »

Stop funding terror, teaching hate: Trump to Qatar

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Qatar on Friday dismissed as "baseless" a terrorism blacklist published by Saudi Arabia and its allies which linked individuals and organisations in Doha to support for Islamist militant groups. The latter hosts the largest US military base in the Middle East, which is involved in anti-IS operations. That base, the AL Udeid Air Base is the main regional center for United States air missions in the ongoing fight against Daesh. Read More »

EU's Juncker says member states need to up defense spending

European Union member states are spending an average of 1.3% of GDP on defence, much less than the United States, Russia and China, Mr Juncker said. With a resurgent Russian Federation intimidating its neighbors in eastern Europe, Juncker added that "the protection of Europe can no longer be outsourced ". Read More »

Trump Says He May Soon Reveal Whether Tapes Exist of Comey Conversations

First, he'll hold a news conference at the White House with the visiting president of Romania Klaus Iohannis, where questions about Comey's testimony are sure to come up. "I will tell you I didn't say that ", Trump said. "I'm not talking about campaigns", Trump added. Comey authorized a Columbia Law School professor and friend to talk to a reporter with The New York Times and share the content of his memos-something he thought would lead to the appointment of a special ... Read More »

Iran attackers fought for Islamic State in Syria, Iraq - ministry

Mohammad Javad Zarif responded to the above-mentioned statement of Trump, in particular saying: "Iran fights against those terrorists that find support from the USA customers". And with Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and the IRGC blaming Saudi Arabia for the attacks, tensions are only likely to deepen between the two arch rivals competing for influence in an already chaotic region. Read More »

One dead, many injured after bus crash near Atlanta

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The crash has sadly changed those plans as family reunites with the injured and all mourn a life no one could have known would end so soon. Firefighters and medics rushed to assist the injured after the bus overturned and landed on a vehicle around 4 p.m. Read More »

Sebastian Vettel quickest as Mercedes endures scrappy FP3

Four-time champion Vettel did his best to grab pole, but had to settle for second ahead of Finn Valtteri Bottas in the second Mercedes and compatriot Kimi Raikkonen in the second Ferrari . Red Bull will make up the third row with young Dutchman Max Verstappen qualifying fifth alongside Australian team mate Daniel Ricciardo . "Nevertheless I feel the auto is very good, I was really happy this morning, I was happy this afternoon and it should be very good in the race so I'm looking ... Read More »

Two suspects arrested for Tehran terror attack

The Islamic State , or IS, claimed responsibility for the daring breach that stunned Iran's famed and feared Revolutionary Guards. "The public opinion in the world, specially the Iranian nation sees this terrorist action that happened a week after the joint meeting of the USA president with the heads of one of the reactionary regional states that has constantly been supporting Takfiri terrorists as to be very meaningful, and believes that ISIS's acknowledging the responsibility indicates ... Read More »

Nurse Killed in London Bridge Attack 'Ran Towards Danger'

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The women's deaths follow that of Melbourne man Sam Ly, 28, who was among the 52 killed in the London bombings in 2005. She described the former Moreton Bay College student as "absolutely beautiful", "the girl next door" and a "very special kindred spirit". Read More »

French President Macron meets Russian President Putin

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They met at the ornate Grand Trianon Palace at Versailles . The secretary-general of Le Pen's National Front party, Nicolas Bay, said Monday that "of course" Le Pen's contacts with Russian Federation continue and "there is no reason these contact wouldn't continue long-term". Read More »

How The DUP View Women, LGBT Rights & The Environment

While the DUP are deeply eurosceptic, they have balked at some of the practical implications of a so-call hard Brexit - a clean break from the EU's single market - and talks will inevitably touch on efforts to minimise the potential damage to Northern Ireland , an important plank of its election manifesto . Read More »

No. 3 Halep faces unseeded Ostapenko in French Open final

Halep, the third seed and pre-tournament favorite, was denied the No. 1 ranking with the loss in a double blow. "Three years ago was something new, so now I know". Meanwhile, the result means world No. 4 Halep won't overtake Angelique Kerber as the new world No. 1. Her backhand down the line was going wide until it hit the top of the net, changed direction and seemed to hang in the air for an eternity. Read More »